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York - 1 day

Overview       

York, the old capital of north England, is one of the most important cities in British history and has been at the forefront of Britain's cultural development ever since the Romans, Vikings and Normans all contributed to its rich heritage. The city is famous for its walled city centre enclosing a maze of narrow medieval streets housing wonderful shops and tourist attractions. February trips may coincide with the yearly Viking Festival when the city comes to life with all things Viking. But don't miss the city's other major attraction, York Minster, the seat of the Archbishop of York and voted Britain's favourite cathedral.

What can I see?
  • Britain's favourite cathedral, York Minster
  • Viking life at the Jorvik Viking Centre
  • The National Railway Museum
  • Clifford's Tower, York's Norman castle
  • Walk the medieval city walls
  • Views over the city from York Eye    
Plan for the day       
On arrival in York, you will have the chance to join your driver-guide for a free, informal walk around the city walls and then into the city centre to hear all about York's unique place in British history. Spend some time taking in the fabulous architecture of York Minster and climb to the top of the tower for great views. Alternatively, visit the National Railway Museum the UK's largest exhibition of trains throughout the ages, go shopping in the wonderful medieval streets, or see how life was during the Viking period at the Jorvik Viking Centre. We leave York late in the afternoon to arrive back in Cambridge mid-evening.

Tour Details

Travelling times
  • Cambridge -York 3 hours 15 minutes (includes rest break)
  • Free time in central York
  • Guided tour ~2 hours; Free Time ~4 hours

What is included?

  • Return Travel,
  • Informal guided walk,
  • Maps and information.

What can I do in York?
York Minster, York Castle, Clifford's Tower, Jorvik Viking Centre, National Railway Museum, Yorkshire Museum, City Art Gallery, (York Viking Festival - Feb), City Walls, King Richard III Museum, Shopping streets

Entry Fees

  •  York Minster - Not included
  •  National Railway Museum - Free
  •  Jorvik Viking Centre - Not included

 Itinerary
Leave Cambridge 08:00 (rest break included in journey) Arrive in York at 11:15; Leave York 1715 (rest break in journey) ; Return Cambridge 2030. Please note that this tour is operated by Roots Travel & Tours www.roots-travel.co.uk